Monsters. If we didn’t just have a reptile birthday party for the kids we would have totally had a monster bash – these activities look cute and fun. Thanks to all the bloggers who have linked up to our weekly kids meme, It’s Playtime. We glean most of the posts we feature here and on facebook/pinterest from there. If you are a blogger, leave a link to one of your favorite kids activities below.
Mad Mad Monsters
Recently, we made monster faces – the kids loved them! *Mostly* healthy too, made from apples cream cheese or peanut butter and candy to garnish.
Monster Activities for Kids
Make an easy craft with the kids using yard, glue and googly eyes to create some silly faces.
Give the kids some clay or playdough along with a handful of googly eyes, straws or popscicle sticks and see what they come up with. Pixie Patch’s kids made monsters with clay – one of our favorite mediums! Stephanie made playdough monsters with googly eyes and straws – cute.
Blown Ink Monster shapes. I worry that the kids would drink the paint, but this is definitely on my list of things to do when they are a bit older!
Abby Lanes transformed a flower pot into a monster with her preschool class.
Marie made some super mad mad monsters with these simple to make book marks
Paper Mache is super easy and sensory! My kids love getting their fingers dirty in the papery goop. Teri of Gidy Gidy made paper mache monster hooks.
Make a mad mad monster – here is a super easy tutorial to copy using flannel and scraps of fabric.
On the site, Ruffles and Stuff, they have a tutorial for a pillow version of potato head - felt face pillow. Make your monster faces.
Want to see a full monster party in action? Miss Jessi – shares her classes monster party with us – including finger painted monster cutouts.
This bloggers transforms an envelope into a monster bookmark via I Can Make That.
Activities for Kids
Mindy aka Lil Mama has another awesome class party – my favorite of her collection of ideas is the tissue box silverware holders.
Another re-purposed a tissue box comes from Kim, at No time for Flash Cards, she used her monster to store stickers.
I love the crazy characters that Jen at Nifty Thrifty made. Anna at The Imagination Tree did a post recently where she used foam to create window clings, I can totally see some silly faced windows in our future!
Want a bit of a monster loony party craft? Alisa made some cute creatures from TP tubes.
Marigold of Hideous Dreadful and Stinky made a craft tote with a monster face stuffed with crayons and paper :) My son would LOVE this!
Phillipa is learning shapes with monsters crafts and her tykes.
Maggy of RedTedArt made TP Tube monsters – Close off both ends and these would make great party favors!
Seven slinky – spidery paper mache monsters – These look like so much fun.
Dress Up Games for Kids